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The Westin Excelsior, Florence

Piazza Ognissanti 3, , Florence, FI, Italy


The Westin Excelsior, Florence


Hotel Overview

Near attractions
Located in a 15th-century hotel just two blocks from Santa Maria Novella Church and walking distance from the Duomo.
Florentine art
Furnished in Mediterranean tones with handcrafted Florentine works of art, the 171 guestrooms feature Westin's Heavenly Beds®.
Fine dining
Enjoy authentic Mediterranean cuisine at SE·STO on Arno, the rooftop restaurant, or at ORVM Bar, where the freshest local ingredients are served.
Property Location A stay at The Westin Excelsior, Florence places you in the heart of Florence, within a 10-minute walk of Ponte Vecchio and Santa Maria Novella Basilica and Museum. This 5-star hotel is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Piazza della Signoria and 0.6 mi (1 km) from Uffizi Gallery.
Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 171 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring minibars and flat-screen televisions. Your pillowtop bed comes with premium bedding. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and bidets.
Amenities Enjoy recreation amenities such as a fitness center or take in the view from a rooftop terrace. Additional features at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).
Dining Satisfy your appetite for lunch, dinner, or brunch at SE STO on Arno, a restaurant which specializes in Mediterranean cuisine, or stay in and take advantage of the 24-hour room service. Need to unwind? Take a break with a tasty beverage at one of the 2 bars/lounges. Buffet breakfasts are available daily from 7 AM to 11 AM for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. For a surcharge, guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and a train station pick-up service.

What to expect:

The Westin Excelsior is a restored 12th-century mansion - once partly owned by Napoleon's sister. Inside, the six-floor hotel has a pillared hallway and marbled floor in colors inspired by the Tuscan hills. The large marble lobby has a stone staircase and a bar with wooden paneling. Decor includes walnut furnishings, Asian rugs, and Neo Classical frescoes. Famous for its service, the property draws business people, leisure travelers, pop stars and presidents.


Piazza Ognissanti 3, , Florence, FI, Italy


FLR - Florence Peretola Airport



The 149 bedrooms, the 15 prestigious suites and the 7 penthouse have been refurbished warm and refined: they represent the pleasure of indisputable style and were created for the most sophisticated travelers. Details and decors have been renovated by using only highly skilled craftsmen, experienced in the traditional techniques. Special touches have been perfectly combined with modern comfort. Only the finest materials boiseries, drapes and inlaid Italian marble make the Westin Excelsior the finest and most luxurious establishments in Florence. Each room has hair-conditioning, thermostat control, TV with internationals channels safety box and minibar. All rooms feature the Westin Heavenly Bed® comfy, all-white beds with high thread-count sheets, plush down comforters and five queen and king-size pillows on each. Also featured is the Heavenly Bath(SM), custom-designed shower with two heads. Suites are fitted with Bang & Olufsen BeoCenters with TV and CD/DVD player.


  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Individually furnished
  • Phone
  • Turndown service
  • Individually decorated
  • Free bottled water
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Non-Smoking
  • Height-adjustable showerhead
  • Free WiFi
  • Grab bar - near toilet
  • Bidet
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • In-room massage available
  • Lever door handles
  • Premium bedding
  • Slippers


Property Amenities

The hotel offers a fitness center, concierge services, tour service. Situated at the ground floor, the hotel offers 3 easily adaptable, multifunctional rooms in order to accommodate cocktails and banquets. The Vespucci and Intermediate rooms, usable together as contiguous, have a homogenous empire style and have been supplied by new furnishing. The Frescoes room with its direct access from the hall, welcomes the class customers that attend the Excelsior Hotel; it has walls embellished by eighteen-hundred century frescoes and with a magnificent inlaid floor of terracotta tiles. Personal shopper and babysitting service are available on request. Laundry and valet services are offered. Parking is available nearby (surcharge).

  • Free use of nearby fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Coffee/tea in common areas
  • Elevator
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Fitness facilities
  • Number of bars/lounges - 2
  • Train station drop-off (surcharge)
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Business center
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Restaurant
  • Meeting rooms
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free WiFi
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Smoke-free property
  • Computer station
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Train station pickup (surcharge)
  • Concierge services
  • Ballroom
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wedding services
  • Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • Multilingual staff
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center
  • Total number of rooms - 171
  • Number of floors - 5
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1


SE·STO on Arno Restaurant & Bar
With an elegant jewel box-like glass enclosed roof top structure overlooking Florence, Se·sto On Arno Restaurant fuses Italian innovative cuisine and a stellar ambience with the expertise of the Executive Chef Matteo Lorenzini. The bar, with its cocktail and tasty snacks, is the perfect spot for a quick break at any time of the day.
ORVM offers a young and refined ambience for different moments of the day: it proposes the “Tea Ritual”, a tasting of “Jing tea” for the traditional afternoon tea and for a lunch or a dinner the menu offers dishes of local gastronomic tradition, made with fresh seasonal products.
Quisitapas offers the best of Spain and Tuscany enriching Florence's food culture, with a wide selection of appetizing Tapas and delicious dishes with traditional local ingredients.


Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Piazza di Santa Maria Novella - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Santa Maria Novella Basilica and Museum - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Via de' Tornabuoni - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Salvatore Ferragamo Museum - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Strozzi Palace - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Via Maggio - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Palazzo Davanzati Museum - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Teatro Comunale Florence - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Piazza della Repubblica - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Santa Maria della Carmine - 0.7 km / 0.5 mi
Piazza del Carmine - 0.7 km / 0.5 mi
Brancacci Chapel - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Piazza Santo Spirito - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Via Faenza - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Medici Chapels - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi

The preferred airport for The Westin Excelsior, Florence is Florence (FLR-Peretola) - 6.5 km / 4.1 mi